Julia A. Moore

The Sweet Singer of Michigan


ADVICE TO LITTLE CHILDREN

Bless those little children
     That love to go to school;
Blessed be the children
     That obey the golden rule.
Children, love your parents,
     For they have cared for you;
When you were little infants
     They watched and prayed for you.

CHORUS:

Bless those little children
      That go to Sabbath school,
For they hear of Jesus,
      And learn the golden rule.
Prayed that you might some day
     Give a pleasant smile,
Be a comfort in their old age,
     And be a loving child.
Now my little children,
     Be cheerful in your song,
And make your home an Eden,
     For all the day long.

Chorus --
Love your little school-mates,
     Be gentle in your play,
Be kind to your teachers,
     And their commands obey.

Oh! then you will be happy
     In the bright world to come,
For then your friends will love you
     Forever, little ones.



Reprinted from The Sweet Singer of Michigan: Poems by Mrs. Julia A. Moore ,
ed. Walter Blair (Chicago: Pascal Covici, 1928).
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